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  • Google forks OpenSSL: BoringSSL will be used in company products

    23.06.2014

    Google has announced another OpenSSL fork. Dubbed BoringSSL, it will, in time, replace the OpenSSL library in various Google's projects.

  • Scan of Google Play apps reveals thousands of secret keys

    19.06.2014

    A team of researchers from Columbia University has downloaded and decompiled over 880,000 applications found on Google Play, and has discovered - among other things - that app developers often embed their secret authentication keys in the apps, which can lead to attackers stealing server resources or user data available through services such as Amazon Web Services or Facebook.

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • How apps and extensions affect your browsing

    11.06.2014

    Google has announced the newest version of the Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which helps developers debug apps and extensions, and power users to see which extensions ask for broad permissions that allow them to access sensitive data such as browser cookies or history.

  • Google End-to-End: The encryption silver bullet?

    11.06.2014

    The world seems to be turning its attention to the notion of data encryption, and Google is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.




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What can we learn from the top 10 biggest data breaches?

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  Here's a list of the top 10 biggest data breaches of the last five years. It identifies the cause of each breach as well as the resulting financial and reputation damage suffered by each company.


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